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Dec 2, 2012 6:00am PST
and in central and south america. >> reporter: he believes that americans will be willing to pay more for chocolate if they know that in turn impoverished farmers will earn more. of all places, why congo? >> why congo? well, it was really ben affleck's fault. >> reporter: yes, that ben affleck. >> like this? that's well fermted. this isn't. >> reporter: earlier this year, we joined ben affleck and joe on a trip to the d.r.c., cocoa can only grow within a narrow climate zone close to the equator. in 2009 affleck started a charity called eastern congo initiative to spur economic development in this war-torn region. five million people have died here due to decades of conflict. >> as i was reading, i just sort of stumbled upon some of these statistics. i was struck not only by the numbers but by the fact that i hadn't heard about it. >> reporter: so affleck decided to use his celebrity as a sort of currency to attract investment. he led a small group of philanthropists, protected by armed guards, through jungles where cocoa trees thrive. and farmers struggle. >> the cocoa industry here h
Dec 8, 2012 4:00am PST
percolating in south korea. but it's now hitting america, big-time. >> thank you very much. >>> a lot of other news breaking overnight. for that, mr. ron claiborne. >> in the news, the boss of the two australian deejays behind the prank call to kate middleton's hospital room is speaking out. the deejays have been pulled off the air, after one of the nurses who answered the call died, in an apparent suicide. but the station is refusing to fire those deejays. >>> and president obama has requested $60 billion in federal aid for states that were devastated by superstorm sandy. it may not pass in congress until next year because of the fiscal cliff situation. >>> and some electronic device bans could be lifted. in a letter to the faa, the agency called for greater use of portable devices on planes. i thought they affected navigation systems. but maybe that's not true. >>> and finally, a fish tale with a picture to prove it. a fisherman caught what is believed to be the biggest yellow fin tuna ever. landed on rod and reel, that is. 459 pounds. he fought the fish for two hours. the previous record, d
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